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off september 29th. it is likely to bring about $100,000. >> i would like to get maybe a kitchen floor. >> reporter: her mom has always wanted to go to france. she thinks maybe they will visit renoir's grave. >> i think i should at least buy the man some flowers. >> beth parker, fox 5 news. >> what a jewel of a day we have today. gorgeous fall high pressure like weather to start off your weekend. i'm sarah simmons. >> i'm wisdom martin. gorgeous is exactly what it is. good morning. >> thought you were talking about me there for a second. >> a jewel and gorgeous? that too. >> yeah. >> let's turn your mic on first. >> it's on. >> no, it's not.
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>> maybe it's not. 53 at dulles. it's early. still waking up here. we have a few clouds across the area particularly out to the west. mostly sunny skies expected and out to the north and west out in indiana, you see the green. that is the cold front which will get in here tonight t will bring us some cloud cover, could bring us a shower. not enough to be concerned with and the best part it will be out of here by early tomorrow so for our weekend activities outdoors, things look great. forecast for today, 83 with sunshine. >> okay. beautiful. we'll check in with julie in a second. first, we continue to stay on top of breaking news. from the roads for you this morning, something you should watch out for if your commute starts this early. police in prince george's county are right now pursue a vehicle that is believed to have ramed a sheriff's cruiser. this all got going this morning on route 50 in bowie.
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authorities have chased the vehicle on 301 and enterprise road. let's get to julie. >> keep your eyes alert for what could be out there along your path f they are in the 450 area, that is where it seems to be happening right now. this chase has been on 301, on route 3, just about every where in bowie at this particular moment. out and about on the roads, you will find the lanes are open continuing along 270, no problems to report leaving germantown. lanes are open on 355 traveling south of 70. no problems reported in virginia here at duke street as you travel northbound leaving landmark headed for the 14th street bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. etraffic. now to the developing anti- american protests. more clashes in egypt overnight
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as protesters continue to rage against a iewb film maker that makes fun of the muslim prophet. >> in libya, authorities detained four members of a radical militia and are interrogating them about the killing of the american ambassador. let's get more now from sherry ly live in the newsroom with the latest. >> reporter: the anti-american fervor shows no signs of letting up. protesters are angered over this movie that attacks the prophet mohammed and the use is warning americans overseas to be on guard for more violence. clashes between protesters and police forces rages on in cairo, egypt. more than 200 people have been injured as secu deploy tear gas canisters and shotgun pellets. the unruly crowd is firing ba with rocks and molotov cocktails. what began in the city earlier this week has spread to several different countries. >> we expected it to be
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localized to egypt. >> reporter: places like iran, iraq, yemen and lebanon are just some of the latest regions to join the fray. >> america, you're a superpower state. you have the greatest army in the world. you are controlling the world. you are not greater than god. sooner or later, god will get revenge on you. >> reporter: protests took a deadly turn in libya on tuesday as muslims stormed the u.s. consulate building in benghazi. four americans were killed including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. >> chris is a hero. he is a real hero. he is the man who believed in the libyans. >> reporter: secretary of state hillary clinton says she feels personally responsible for stevens death. >> that was a very personal loss. i'm the one who sent chris to benghazi. >> president obama has condemned the deadly attack in libya and has vowed to bring those responsible to justice. in the meantime, the u.s. is
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stepping up security at embassies around the world. that is the latest here in the control room. back to you. >> thank you. other stories making local headlines this morning, students and faculty at central high school will gather for a memorial this afternoon for marckel ross, teenager shot and killed on wednesday while walking to school. students will wear blue shirts to honor the 11th grader. last night a haven't ill was held to remember the bow who could put a southcenter mall on anyone's face. >> market, he was a good kid. like everybody loved him. he brightened everybody's day. he would cheer you up. >> the school is accepting donation for a memorial fund set up in marckel's name. police also offered a $2 that you row ward for anyone leading to the killer. the attorney for 15-year- old robert gladden jr. requested a delay saying the
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teen has been on suicide watch while being treated at a psychiatric hospital. the young granted the delay pending a mental health assessment. he is accused of opening fire in a cafeteria at perry hall high school. police say one of the bullets hit a 17-year-old boy in the back. he is expected to be okay. a former prince george's county police officer will now spend five years and one day behind bars. chun kim was sentenced yesterday after he pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit extortion traveling the transportation and distribution of untaxed cigarettes. he was caught during an undercover sting operation. pepco is back on the hot seat today. it is their turn to explain why millions of customers went days without power after the duratio that tore through the d.c. area in june. the maryland public service commission began the hearings yesterday mostly with baltimore gas and electric. one question they're asking all utilities is whether it is reasonable to expect electricity to be restored in 24 hours after a major event.
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when we come back, we'll talk about this. a traffic stop turns in into a traffic stop meltdown. that is coming up next on fox 5 morning news. >> hello. you topped the hill. >> let's hurry up. of a got to go to the bathroom. i have a bladder infection. >> let's see the driver's license and insurance. >> you listen to me. >> you see what happened next and why that woman is even more angry now. oh, boy. stay with us. with us. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a g good life.
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in the race for the white house, president barack obama holds the heed over republican challenger mitt romney in the new poll of key states. in both florida and virginia, the president holds a five- point lead over romney among likely voters in the poll from earlier this week. on the campaign trail today, paul ryan is in harrisonburg, virginia and mitt romney campaigns in ohio. president obama has meet go ahead at the white house today and hold a fundraiser tonight at a private home in tease. first lady michelle obama was in virginia thursday. her first stop downtown richmond.
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she later spoke to supporter at the university of mary washington in fredericksburg. four years ago, president obama became the first democratic presidential candidate to carry the state in 44 years. caught on tape, an elderly woman in texas yanked out of her car by a police officer. >> photos taken afterward show several bruises on the woman. family members believe the officer crossed the line. >> let me see your driver's license jail a give it to you in a minute. >> you give it to me now, i'm going to take you to jail. >> he controlled the entire situation and he made it go in the direction he did. he let it escalate. he controlled that. >> dash cam video shows the woman being pulled out of her car after she refused to show her identification. she told the officer she needed to use the bathroom first because she had a bladder
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infection. theolice department says the officer did not act inappropriately. >> that whole thing just really got out of control. >> quickly. >> a major breakthrough for metro designed to keep you safe. >> up next, details of a new monitoring system to detect problems on the rails. here is tucker barnes. >> another nice tart spot day. we have temperatures in the 50s and low 60s. what will friday have in store? how about the weekend? i'll have details on that weather-wise and julie wright will have a look at traffic too coming up after the break. e br -- another nice start to the day. [ woman ] dear chex cereal, i've never written a fan letter before, but you've done what i thought was impossible: you made good-for-you, glut-free cereals in a whole bunch of yummy flavors. cinnamon chex and honey nut chex are two of our favorites. when my husband rob found the chocolate one, we were in cereal heaven. the only problem is, with so many great flavors you're making it very hard to choose.
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taking a look at the monuments outside over washington, d.c. very fall-like temperatures out there right now. we'll check in with tucker in a seconden. it was a gorgeous day yesterday as people were saying a final good-bye for an american hero. hundreds gathered at the washington national cathedral to remember neil armstrong. >> he put a thumb on appear index fixer, tilt his head and sort of put his hand down there and he would say well, when the gauge says empty, we all know
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this' a gallon or two left in the tank. >> neil armstrong died last month at the age of 82. so apparently, they make those fuel tanks the same way. that is an interesting story. i didn't realize. >> 15 seconds of fuel left. >> amazing. those lights come on, you're like oh, my gosh. >> interesting to hear those stories at the service for him. >> there will be more clouds than yesterday but a good looking friday. all fridays are good looking but this one particularly good looking. we are setting up for a great looking weekend saturday and sunday. could be a shower tonight. we have a cold front approaching from the north and west and it could fire up a shower. honestly, the chances aren't great but at least it is a weather feature to talk about. otherwise, just more sunshine
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in the forecast. the last couple of mornings, wave been waking up with the temperatures in the 40s north and west. ments a little warmer this monday. 58 in fredericksburg. leopard up two, 57 degrees. our temperatures will be in the low 80s up ahead of our front and the wind have shifted now. they are out of the south. you will notice that as well. a few pore clouds in the forecast today. you can see the clouds just off to the west t won't be a perfectly sunny day but still a good-looking day with plenty of sunshine. our cold front gets in here later tonight. here is the good news. the timing on the front will bring it through during the overnight hours. so as we get up tomorrow morning, that front will likely clear and we'll be right back in the sunshine by early tomorrow morning with a shift in winds. waking up with sunshine. there will be a few clouds around from time to time. later tonight, you can see futurecast not impressed at all. there could be a shower or two.
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looks like the best chance will be north. we clear the whole thing by early tomorrow morning. right back into the sunshine and great conditions. a little cooler tomorrow with highs back in the 70s. 83 today, most hi sunny skies. warm afternoon, winds out of the south here at about five to 10. and partly cloudy skies euro night. could be a shower with the front. here is your accu-weather seven- day forecast. that is what you call a nice looking weekend. saturday and sunday, highs in the upper 70s. cooler again by wednesday and thursday. these temperatures actually trending a little below average. let's do traffic with julie wright. >> we have more information on the police chase which was tying up the commute in bowie. we found the crash on the out are loop of the beltway in route one apt college park. as a result of that police chase, all of the activity ended on the top stretch of the beltway on route 1 at college
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park. this is outer loop commute at greenbelt. as a result of a place chase, you will find the accident outer loop of the beltway route 1 college park, only one lane getting by. you will find if you are traveling northbound 395, lanes are open. no problems to report coming across the inbound 14th street bridge. traffic is running smoothly right now eastbound on 66 coming in out of centerville. no problems report headed for the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on-timetraffic. raffic. >> thank you. a major breakthrough for metro. the transit agency now has a monitoring system to detect problems on the rails in real time. >> the system was created in response to the red line train crash three years ago that killed nine people. fox 5's sherry ly has the story. >> reporter: in the months after the june 2009 red line train crash, federal investigatishs uncovered a series of problems with metro's
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track circuit and automatic train control system or atc. following the crash, the national transportation safety board made developing a real time monitoring system an urgent recommendation. now, metro has one. >> there is a problem in the atc system in terms of where the trains are located, to ahertz us right away. >> reporter: this animation shows what happened in the 2009 crash. notice, as the front train enters the faulty track circuit, the computer system fails to detect it and automatically accelerates the next train as if there is no other train on the tracks causing the collision. having a real time monitoring system in place now could prevent another deadly accident. >> it really watches the system to see that a train that is moving along suddenly doesn't disappear from the system. >> reporter: prior to this, no such real time monitoring
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system existed, not at metro, not anywhere in the country. >> that technology make you feel like those kinds of accidents won't occur in the future. >> to fool that i'm 100% sure that it is going to work as it is supposed to, i'm he a little bit skeptical. >> reporter: this is a major step towards returning the rail system to automatic train control. the train have been operating in manual mode sin the crash which required slower speed and riders complained of jerky rides. >> doing entire manual control sounds rather obsolete. >> reporter: metro still has other ntsb recommendations to complete but they have now cheered a major hurdle. metro first developed a prototype for this real time monitoring system in october 2009 shortly after the red line train crash. it took a year and a half of testing with the ent system
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that is now up and running to make sure that it works. scherr youly, fox 5 news. a popular d.c. restaurant with a new addition but it is not on the menu. a new mural outside ben's chili bowl with some well-known faces. >> that is not the only place new murals are popping up and they serve more than one purpose. we'll have that story coming up. 
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welcome back. these are live pictures right now. we are continuing to follow that breaking news right now of that police pursuit. we know it has now ended. this is the out are loop near route 1 in college park. you can see quite an active scene this. police cars all around there. but a police pursuit has finally come to an end and at the outer loop near route 1 in college park there on the beltway, what that h. happened previous to this was prince george's county police were pursuing that vehicle that was believed to have ramed a sheriff's cruiser. it all happened shortly before 4:00. route 50 in bowie is where it all started. so they chased it along through prince george's county. you can see a lot of police vehicles there on the beltway. let's go to julie wright for a look at traffic. we'll check in with her in a bit on that. before we get to more on that,
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if you have driven through d.c., you may have note id all of the public art popping up. d.c. is now home to more than 40 murals. >> a new one was unveiled outside one. d.c.'s most well known gathering spot. >> reporter: everyone knows ben's chili bowl and most will recognize the new faces outside. from cosby to the president, the godfather of go-go, chuck brown and well known personality, donnie simpson who uncovered his own picture. >> i look hot. >> the whole thing is just such and honor to be up there with such incredibly successful people. >> reporter: murals are being painted across the district turning plain old ugly walls or those covered with graffiti into fascinating works of art. >> i'm just really happy that the made and it is a gift to
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the city. >> reporter: artist carla rodes was excited to she us her mural. two years she spent in the sweltering heat and freezing cold as she carefully painted d.c. monuments and 11 presidents. >> it helps you forget about the bad things that are happening and the problems. when you see something beautiful, you just smile. >> reporter: the murals have also done a lot to cut down on the city's graffiti problems. typically, once one of these murals go up, vandals don't touch it. the mural program is so popular, there are bicycle stiewrs to see -- tours to see all of them and the latest stop will be at ben's chili bowl. in the district, matt ackland, fox 5 news. >> so detailed. what great work. coming up, we continue to follow breaking news. a police pursuit has come to and end. let's take another live look on the beltway right now. up next, we'll get a live report. that is outer loop at route 1 near college park. we'll check in with julie in a little bit. time now is 5:27.
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welcome back to fox 5 morning news. that is a live look outside right now at the wilson bridge. happy friday, september 14, 2012. >> yes, it is. let's check in with tucker to get the late on the weather
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which has been great all week long. i can't think of a week like this in the recent future. >> the recent future? >> the recent past. whatever. recently. >> i wonder about the recent future as well. >> there is your satellite picture. there are a few clouds out to the west. we were virginia has a few clouds. it won't be perfectly sunny but it should be mostly sunny for us again for our friday and generally dry as well. later this afternoon, you see the cloud cover well north and west out towards detroit that. cold front will get in here late tonight and into early tomorrow. and it will bring us a period of cloud cover and possibly a shower. the good news it is will clear the coast here by early tomorrow morning and the entire area including the beaches should be in for plenty of sunshine for the weekend. i think particularly by tomorrow afternoon, i think things will be looking fine. temperatures right now in the 50s and 60s. we'll top out in the low to mid-
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80s later today, about 82 degrees way few clouds around at 5:00 p.m. generally nice conditions expected for our day. >> thank you. time now to check in with julie wright to get an update on what is happening with the police situation in the bowie area. >> we do know it ended on the top side of the beltway so for those traveling on the outer loop of the beltway headed over towards route 1 in college park, that is where the accident activity occurred. some traffic is able to get by to the left at this point and that is what we have here. outer loop of the beltway here north of route 1 continuing around towards i-95. big delays stacking up from greenbelt from this point from before 201 condition all worth avenue. sky fox in preflight right now getting ready to take off and we should bring you pictures shortly. light traffic volume on 66 headed outbound in manassas. that's a check of your fox 5
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on-timetraffic. imetraffic. developing around the world right now, the u.s. is on high alert. more anticipate-american protests are developing across the world and we are watching ongoing demonstrations in egypt. four people died in a protest outside the u.s. embassy in yemen when police fired tear gas yesterday. >> and libya is questioning four men in the attack that killed american ambassador chris stevens. we are learning more about the identities of the other americans killed. we see the latest now from fox 5's sherry ly live in the newsroom with the latest. >> the up rest continues throughout the middle east this morning and u.s. embassies overseas are on alert for more protests today. the anger over a movie ridiculing islam shows no signs of subsiding following the deadly attack on the u.s. embassy in libya that killed four people. among the dead, two more victims have been identified, glen doherty and tyrone woods. both provided security at the
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embassy and they are former navy seals. in libya, the anti-american protesters have been taking to the streets burning american flags. protests there turned deadly tuesday after muslims stormed the u.s. consulate in benghazi. four people were killed there including the u.s. ambassador to libya, chris stevens. libyan officials say four people have been arrested in connection with that attack on the u.s. compound and the safe house and the u.s. is warning americans overseas to be on guard for more violence. >> we are going to bring those who killed our fellow americans to justice. i want people around the world to hear me. to all those who would do us harm, no act of terror will go up punished. that was a very personal loss. i'm the one who sent chris to
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benghazi. >> seact of state hillary clinton said she felt personally responsible for stevens' death. -- secretary of state hillary clinton said she felt personally responsible for stevens' death. students and faculty will hold a vigil to honor marckel ross. the school is also accepting donation fay memorial fund set up in marckel's name. normer prince george's county police officer chun kim will now spend five years an one day behind bars following his sentencing yesterday. kim pleaded guilty last year to conspiracy to commit extortion
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involving the transportation and distribution of untaxed cigarettes. d.c. mayor vincent dray has unveiled a new ad campaign to promote awareness and respect for members of the city's trans- gender community. >> this is a step in the right direction. it is saying we are going to step out, going be for in the forefront, we are going to send a message that people who are trans-gender have as much a police in the district of columbia as anybody else. >> gray says all too often, trans-gender residents have been targets of crime and discrimination and he hopes the ad campaign will help them feel safer and more accepted in their community. coming up, the federal reserve takes major new action to help the u.s. economy. we'll have details on what they're doing and how it is already helping your retirement savings. that is god news coming up next. >> plus, chicago school children will stay at home for a fifth straight day. but could this be good news in the teachers strike there? we are checking more head mind when we come back.
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when president obama took office. this is china's. under obama, we've lost over half a million manufacturing jobs and for the first time, china's beating us. seven times obama could've stopped china's cheating. seven times he refused. it's time to stand up to the cheaters, and make sure we protect jobs for the american people. [ male announcer ] barack obama: failing to stop cheating. failing american workers. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. it looks like there could be a light at the end of the tunnel for the chicago school system. leads are on both side of the teachers strike are meeting again today and say they are optimistic a deal could be reached soon. it is the fifth day of no classes for 350,000 students
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city-wide. some varsity athletes are worried they'll lose playoff and championship opportunities and maybe even miss out on scholarships if they can't take the field. >> the federal government should be able to get by money- wise for the next six months at least. the house last night approved temporary funding legislation. it wilsenate next week which should clear it on to the president's desk. this is likely to be the last big action in congress before the election too. today, stock markets around the world are soaring in reaction to what the federal reserve says it will do here to stimulate the economy. fed chairman ben bernanke announced thursday the feds will keep interest rates super low through 2015. it also plans to spend $40 billion a some to buy mortgage securities. bernanke believes the measures could spur job creation and bring up employment down from its current 8.1% to 7.6% by the end of next year. already the plan is boosting 401(k)s and retirement plans as
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u.s. stock saw a huge rally after the announcement. the dow climbed 200 points. the beef company that made what critics called pink slime is suing abc news for defamation. the company slapped the network with a billion dollar lawsuit alleging abc misled consumes are into thinking its beef product is not safe. the company says it the negative publicity forced it to close three of its four plants and lay off 700 employees request when you imply to the american public that the product someone is selling is not safe for public consumption, that is a very negative implication and it is false. >> several individuals were also name in that suit including abc news anchor diane sawyer and the microbiologist who coined the term pink slime. abc news says it stands by its story. either way, they are upset over it. >> yes. back here at home, just take a deep breath. that is what you may want to remember as you drive to work today. >> a lot of deep breaths.
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you know the commute around here. still ahead, the new study on traffic. it may have you changing your driving habits. maybe. >> the commute is picking up on on our local roads with at loft one big trouble spot. a live look from sky fox at the police pursuit that ended a short time ago in college park. julie wright will have the details on that and tucker barnes will update the weekend forecast. we'll be back. anncr: a good job. it's the key to a good life.
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two thousand construction jobs to build a new resort casino. four thousand permanent jobs, paying... on average fifty five thousand a year. six thousand jobs from increased tourism... and table games like blackjack and poker. add it up: it's twelve thousand new maryland jobs. but to build it you have to vote for it. vote for question seven. and get maryland back to work.
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welcome back. coming up on 5:45 right now. taking a look at reagan national airport. folks are going to want to fly into here today because this is where it's happening. this is where the nice weather is. >> beautiful along the mid- atlantic, eastern seaboard. the beaches generally nice. will be a few clouds around tomorrow morning but most of your weekend will be nice. a little cooler too. >> is it hot enough go toe to the beach? >> sure, 70s. maybe not for julie but for the rest of stay with us. >> in you don't want to strip down totally, can walk along the beach totally. >> sarah -- sarah is a loose cannon today. i don't know what is going to
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come out next. i'm going to take it a what before she gets in trouble. 63 in annapolis. you never want to strip completely down when you are at the beach. off to the north and west, we're cool, not quite as cool as we were yesterday. 50 in frederick. 53 out at dulles. temperatures later today, upper 70s and low 80s. not a lot of humidity. there will be a few more clouds today than yesterday. mostly sunny skies. you can see the clouds out to the west and some of these will be streaming new during the first half of the day. the cold front which will fall apart as it approaches the area later this afternoon and tonight will move through overnight tonight. that could kick off a shower around here during the overnight hours. i think tomorrow morning, particularly south and east of the city, you will likely wake up way few clouds but the good news is this front will be a quick mover and should generally clear the coast given a nice afternoon at the beaches tomorrow as well. here is another look at it.
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the high pressure has been giving us the great-looking week around here. just a couple of spotty showers with a cold front before our next area of high pressure builds in and delivers some nice days saturday and sunday. later tonight, could be a shower, kind of partly cloudy skies. best chance for a shower tonight will be north of the city as you get up into northern maryland and southern pennsylvania. there is your accu-weather seven-day forecast. weekend looks nice. upper 70s with sunshine. showers return by monday and tuesday with another cold front and then mid-70s your daytime highs wednesday and thursday. these temperatures actually trending a little below average as we get into early next week. that is a look at weather. let's do some traffic and get the latest from julie wright. >> just to help sarah out, there is no such thing as too cold for the beach. there is never a bad day at the beach. >> i like to hear that from you. >> that was wisdom. >> i open up to that.
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>> let's blame the right person here. >> sarah was talking about stripping. >> all right. well, let's start off with some good news and talk about the crash on the outer loop of the beltway which has now cleared. all lanes now open, outer loop of the beltway at route one. the accident was a raiflt police chase which started off around 4:00 this morning out in bow you. we do have all lanes open outer loop of the beltway approaching route 1 in college park. we have these big backups to deal with. you will find all lanes open but this this was out there long enough to stack up our commute headed around towards silver spring. southbound 95, you merge on to the beltway well past the scene so no problem coming out of beltsville. checking for accident activity in the main line as you travel up towards the occoquan.
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that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. as evidenced right this, you already know d.c. traffic can drive you crazy. well now, scientists say long commutes could also send you to an early grave. a study found bad traffic is linked to a lack of exercise, heart problems and stress. and the best way to prevent it, give yourself enough time so the traffic doesn't get to you and all try deep breathing exercises while sitting in the jam. jam. i'm sorry but really? that is best they can come up with? >> it just cut five days off my life by doing that story. >> take a deep breath, wisdom. >> i saved the day. let's talk about something else more police and than traffic jams. how about my favorite baseball player in all of baseball delivers another big hit. that is coming up next in sports. >> plus the thursday night football action. a classic match-up. bears-packers. we'll tell you how this one
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in baseball, the oral yowls get the brooms out to complete a three high pressure game sweep of the tampa by rays. the os got the 3-2 win yesterday in the 14th inning. baltimore remains tied with new york, the mighty yankees, atop the a.l. east. they begin a series in oakland tonight, manny machado. in thursday night football,
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the packers and bears went at it in green bay. the packers would win 23-10 thanks to a great trick play. >> lets he talk about here at home. redskins are back on the road and back in the dome again on sunday. they face the rams in st. louis, the sorry rams. >> it bring as a new trivia game to redskins park too. this season, we are call tght four down showdown. we pit the offense against the defense to see which unit is smarter. >> dave ross has this week's challenge. >> this is the four down showdown. owdown. >> first rule of four down showdown is there are no rules. you have your hands and your imaginary buttons and you will buzz in when you think you know the correct answer. this is to figure out who is smarter, the offense or the defense.
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any questions in. >> he is an offensive guy so air not very smart in picking at special teams guy. >> i do wear the white jersey. >> technically, i'm on defense. >> that kind of hampers the first edition. the st. louis rams won their only super bowl crown back in january of 2000. what was the nickname of that high-powered offense. >> greatest show on turf. >> the greatest show on turf is correct. 1-0 for the defensic stibbing with that theme, what current member of your washington redskins gorse london fletcher. >> come on. >> he bussed in. >> only one person. >> maybe he he's worried about his arm. >> the left hand is the buzz
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arm. >> which is taller, the washington monument or the -- >> the washington monument. >> would you like to steal this question next? >> the st. louis arch. >> originally, the washington monument was the biggest freestanding feature in america but since then, it changed. >> her we go with fourth down. >> i'm looking at your paper. >> for 4 years from 1984 to 2008, sports hall of fame resided in st. louis. for 4 years, what sports hall of fame resided in st. louis? >> baseball? >> baseball is incorrect. >> nick, can you steal it. >> why are you showing him the paper. >> are you cheat something. >> no cheating here.
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>> we talked about this a little bit earlier. >> it's bowling. >> bowling is something you claim able to to do. for a bonus question, here we goa. st. louis cardinals have a legendary shortstop who is in the hall of fame who has the same nickname as an american classic movie. what is the nickname and also the name of the movie. >> ozzie smith is the shortstop and his nickname was. >> i know if t. if i -- i know it if i hear it. >> the wizard of oz. we have a tie in the four down showdown. >> didn't seem lake that was fair because nick had his arm in a cast. >> he was at a disadvantage. >> just a little bit. coming up, the rough economy has more americans cutting back on an essential item. it could hurt their health.
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